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CNBC
Sep 7, 2012 4:00pm EDT
at. unlike europe and the united states, they can do stimulus on the fiscal side and the monetary side. that means they could miss out on the inflationary move. all year it's been about the u.s. you might see money coming out into other riskier areas of the globe. >> do we have to look at china or talking about the fed and ecb next week. >> absolutely we have to keep looking at china, i think a lot of their most as ifty issues, one of these days the lights will go on. i don't think it will be a good thing. i'm looking at three things. i think the conservative newspapers are going bonkers today, i urge everybody to go online and read it. secondly i think when it comes to labor force participation rate @ will push it down for all of the wrong republicans. i think we're going to potentially test 2000 in gold. >> all right, very good, thank you all. >> a lot of people talking about that 23 2,000 level for a long time. what about stocks. will they make any big moves, what do you think, bob? >> today's response was not very encouraging. we had a move today related to china. that was a s
CNBC
Sep 12, 2012 4:00pm EDT
out about this today. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we're working with the government of libya to secure or diplomates. i've directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world. >> the attacks of libya and egypt underscore that the world remain aes dangerous place and that american leadership is still sorely needed. in the face of this violence, america cannot shrink from the responsibility to lead. leadership is necessary to ensure that events in the region don't spin out of control. >> all this happening as israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is using the strongest language to date about using force to stop iran from developing a nuclear weapon. this brings up the issue of making the u.s. less dependent on foreign oil. should we get off of middle eastern oil? chris, you first. all of this make you nervous about how much we depend on that region for our energy needs? what's the answer? >> well, you know, you look at saudi arabia providing 20% of the oil imports for this count
CNBC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, maria. an extraordinary releases this afternoon from the united states government. the first thing we got was this order from president barack obama ordering the company to divest from a wind project in oregon using the so-called sifieuos program. this one is the fist time in 22 years that the u.s. government has done this it or president of the united states has done this. it goes beyond what we've ever seen before, including this language ordering the facility in oregon to effectively be rai razed, saying the company must remove all structures, items, or physical object, including the concrete foundations of the property. that's the first time anyone ever affiliated with this has ever seen anything like that. the treasury department later in the day issuing a statement saying why they might be so sensitive about this facility, saying, the wind farm sites are all within the vicinity of restricted air space at naval weapons system trading facility boardman in oregon. now, this is a sensitive military facility in oregon. we looked on their website to find out exactly what they are d
CNBC
Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm EDT
balance that we're facing here in the united states? we've got similar issues, don't we? we have an e more nor we? we have an e more nomous debt l and the debate on what to cut. >> there's always a question of priorities and where you focus your attention. i think the president has made a major effort to reduce the budget deficit and also to invest in the future of the country, just like a corporation in many senses that has too much debt, that it has to put its debt in line with its ability to raise revenues. it also has to invest in its future. the president, i think, is investing in education, infrastructure, many things that will make the country stronger. that's really the goal. it's to have a sound budget policy but also invest in the country's future. i think that's what the president's trying to do. >> but bob, we haven't had a budget in three years. >> well, a lot of programs that he's proposed have not gotten through the congress. that's a big challenge. he's focused on education. he has a very significant proposal on infrastructure development. these are the kind of thing
CNBC
Sep 25, 2012 4:00pm EDT
yield. everyone is chasing yield. you can't get it from the united states government. they'll pay you nothing. people are going say, wait a minute, now i have to pay 36% and i have risk in the marketplace. these are a lot of big issues. >> i know you meant governor romney. >> let me apologize. >> do you think we go to the election and are in standstill mode until then? once we get the clarity of who's in the white house, what's your expectation? >> i do. i don't anticipate a lot. i know people are talking about that we'll see more in the early parts of november because of the different things with the defense department and where they're going to be at as far as cuts go. we'll get an indication what's going to happen. i think we'll have to wait until the election is over and done with and we'll get clarity for the future of the markets. >> i really like the fact you're looking at this whole dividend issue. we've been talking about the fiscal cliff a lot on this program. do you really think these guys are going to allow dif vidend taxes to go to 43%? >> they think hthis is a bunch
CNBC
Sep 14, 2012 4:00pm EDT
out the details of would happen if the united states goes over the fiscal cliff. they have to engage in sequestration, or massive budget cuts. by the numbers, here's what in the proposal they put out today starting with a 9% cut to most pentagon programs. customs, the faa, and food inspection services. exempt from the cutbacks are social security, medicaid and also many veterans benefits. earlier today, white house spokesman jay carney said that the white house hopes it never has to put this plan into place. take a listen. >> sequester was designed to be bad policy,n n tn to to be one and to be objectionable to both republicans and democrats. >> now, maria, what the white house is saying also, senior officials here in a briefing earlier today they hope now that some of these painful cuts are laid out, this could help marshal support from republicans to do something about the fiscal cliff before it hits at the end of this year. obviously, there's a big election between now and then. >> oh, yeah. thank you so much. worries those budget woes and tax hikes could come to pass are among th
CNBC
Sep 24, 2012 4:00pm EDT
happen, there would be conflicts around the world. do you suggest that the united states should curtail free speech? >> well, i would like to say in this way of where there is free speech, there is a human right. and i started the declaration of human rights but there is limit in exercising human right for all people, all nations. >> are you going to ask president obama to change his policy in any way on free speech? >> i don't think -- i'm not in a position to lecture any leader on this matter because one thing that i believe all leaders can take many lessons from what is happening worldwide, including the last incidents about the -- i incidents of anti-islam films. >> you have investors watching. indonesia, the 16th largest economy in the world. gdp of $850 billion. it's really been one of the bright spots in the emerging markets in this global slowdown and a new mckenzie report is predicting the economy getting to the seventh largest by 2030. what can you tell us in terms of your expectation for economic growth next year and in the coming years? >> well, i am pleased to say t
CNBC
Sep 5, 2012 4:00pm EDT
and customers both in the united states and around the world. there was a recent study out quickly on this by the clearing house association. the first time i have seen this people because talk about the economies that takes the top 26 banks in the united states, and basically says that after a lot of study and research they did, it benefits $50 to $100 billion a year because of these efficiencies. it was natural for it all to happen. second from a public policy perspective, we have to remember that we as a country are trying to compete in a localizing world. we have the best banks in the world. they have certainly had a impact on creating large businesses. why would you want to break all of that up, it makes no sense from a public policy perspective. >> it's important that you bring up the global story. they're obviously not going to compete with the international banks and deutsch banks who will be the large institutions. but let me get your take on what's going on in terms of the masses. time and time again we hear an argument that depositors do not want their money used to take
CNBC
Sep 10, 2012 4:00pm EDT
fact that things change? for example, in the united states, i mean, here we are with a different demographic story, we're living longer, people talking about living to 100 now. in fact, social security hasn't changed at all. so, shouldn't we be changing based on the evolution of a country, of a city? i mean, that's one of the issues. if you're going to be living longer and needing more of the benefit from the country, don't you need to change some of the promises? >> i'm all for change. change has everybody in on it. but we faced a very strong antitax, antibiotic spending, antigovernment ideology. when you're talking about a city, not the state or federal government, means the things people experience every day, cops, fire, sanitation, police, schools, that stuff turns out to be much more important to the quality of life than with e mig have thought. there's a work out here. there will be changes. changes will come. but it has to be done with decent respect for all the players. >> what do you think should be cut, then? >> what do i think should be cut? oh, i think you can find in
CNBC
Sep 19, 2012 4:00pm EDT
is going to go up by 5%. what's going to happen in the united states? people just want certainty, particularly at a time like this when china is in a recession. >> that is exactly what i'm talking about in my observation coming up. people are not going to add heads to the payroll if you don't know what your tax bill is going to look like. >> no way. you're kidding yourself. >> it's on congress, then. we need fiscal policy. >> we need leadership. we need a marshall plan. we need a grand plan that first starts with today's reality before you try to go to tomorrow. >> what do you think about the election? do you think the election changes this? does that bring us clarity? >> well, that's a tough one. i mean, it's not sure. because the people that running for office, are they going to actually operate, or is it just going to be what they do with a speech, right? what really counts is not the speech but what you do in between the speech. >> the truth is, we may not get the clarity because they're not dealing with the issues like the fiscal cliff until after the election. so we won't k
CNBC
Sep 6, 2012 4:00pm EDT
yields going down there in europe and up in the united states. what happens if the job's number is a solid number tomorrow, do we continue to see rates rise here in the u.s.? >> a lot of the move has been not necessarily on the back of the ecb been on fed expectations. you can price out some of that qe expectation priced into the markets and you will gate softer message from the fed extending zero interest rate policy into 2015. i think it's more focused on the fed and less on the ecb today. >> now that we know that the ecb says they be in there, we presume, do you buy it? if you're looking for yield, holy smokes. >> i think until we see spain and other countries commit to being engaged in this program, you will see volatility. the yield vs. come down 150 or 250 points. and you would expect to see that roll down. they would roll into that three year maturity. in terms of thinking about waying to get 5% and 6% yields, i think there are better ways to get it. >> keith springer, as randy said, he is wondering when the little guy will want to get back in this market, what about you, ther
CNBC
Sep 26, 2012 4:00pm EDT
important to the united states than what's going on in europe. >> mark, how do you see it? you invested in europe these days or no? >> a little bit, maria. you know, i guess the thing i would say about europe and soon to watch on our shores is you're going to pay more and get less. i look forward to the dislocation between price and value. i think there are a few opportunities in europe selectively. a company we own called securitas, which is a man-guarded service. it trades for about 50 krona. we think it's worth 72. we get about a 6% dividend yield. there's an example where you can find opportunity. >> everybody's looking for yield in an environment where we can't find any. rick, what are you seeing there today? >> you had a great point. everybody's looking for yields, so everybody needs to take more risk. that's the plan. the problem is, when you take more risk to get more reward, you have more risk. you know, take the word austerity and throw it out. use the word reform. one guest just said central bankers are doing all the heavy lifting. because the heavy lifting for them is easy.
CNBC
Sep 13, 2012 4:00pm EDT
the united states. >> is this, do you think, a cue for folks to get into the market because mortgage rates potentially could go even lower? >> well, i think it's a great time to buy a house. i've been saying that for a long time now. when i say a long time, over the last year i've been telling people, go out and buy a house. this is the time to buy a house. hard to get houses finance because the banks aren't lending. try buying the house from a bank. if you buy it from a bank, they'll loan you the money to buy it because they want to bet it off their books. it's a great time to buy a house. pick a beautiful house, enjoy yourselves, and try buying it from a bank. >> good advice, donald. thank you. let me ask you about this election and bernanke. if romney win, should he keep bernanke on or lose him? >> well, i don't think he will. i'm not saying anything good or bad. i'm just saying i don't think he will. he's going to want to come in with his own team, as everybody really does. as usually you would. i think he'll probably come in with his own team. it's really a question you have to
CNBC
Sep 11, 2012 4:00pm EDT
in the united states of america. that only comes from the private sector. that's where, i think, the romney approach, people will find to be the right one. >> this market has been rallying. of course, it seems to be working in obama's favor, even though it's probably has a lot more to do with the central bank and all of the easing out there than it does to the policies. is there any reason to believe that if this president is re-elected, then he moves to the center that, he does the policies that you're talking about that romney, of course, has been leading with? >> i think that's been my greatest disappointment, that we have not seen this government move more to a centerous approach to move the country forward. there were numerous opportunities to do that. i just don't think it aligns with where the president would like to take the country. there's one approach that says static pie, let's figure out how to split it up. that's the approach that's being taken. when they say we're all in this together, we're all in this together, but we're going to take from you and give to you. what w
CNBC
Sep 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
going to boycott all the unilateral actions of people from another part of the world? the united states is not very popular in the middle east right now. i don't know if you doe know that. it's not popular at all. everything that's been talked about, everything that's been done has not moved us forward. if anything, it's moved us backward because there is just not a sense of well-being in the relationship. oil being part of it but other issues also enter into it. >> and what's your take on the upcoming election, the presidential election. how does that skew things? >> you know, i don't want to get out of my depth here. i'm not a politician. i am a businessperson. but i would say this. and i'll stick to energy. there is no energy plan in the obama administration. i've been saying that for years. they talk words, rhetoric. rhetoric is not a plan. a plan has accountabilities, actions, milestones and real numbers. the romney announcement is also not a plan. it's a good strategic intent. it's inclined towards americans taking care of america. i certainly support that notion, but i'm s
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